Zerrin Kostem was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. At the age of five, she attended Istanbul Municipal Conservatory and studied with professor Verda Ün. She then continued her music education at Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory. Zerrin has been teaching piano performance, piano technique, music theory, sight reading and ear training for over 40 years.

Zerrin’s approach to teaching is to first understand every student’s interest in playing the piano. This enables her to elevate her students’ interest in music and the music they are learning to play. Zerrin teaches all ages and grade levels and she introduces a diverse selection of musical styles to each student. With the depth of her experience in piano teaching,

Zerrin has developed a wide range of learning techniques that keeps her students engaged, while at the same time; they enjoy the journey of learning how to play.